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Ricky Gervais hosts Globes for the third consecutive year

The 69th Golden Globe Awards were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on NBC. Multiple winners for the night included the silent film The Artist which won three awards and The Descendants winning two awards. The award for Best TV Series – Drama went to Homeland.

Katy Perry is at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Firework'

"Firework" is a song by American singer Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream. Perry co-wrote the song with Ester Dean and its producers StarGate and Sandy Vee. It is a dance-pop self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and Perry felt it was an important song for her on Teenage Dream.

New category for the Golden Globes

The 64th Golden Globe Awards were broadcast live on NBC. For the first time in this award history, there was a category the Best Animated Feature Film. Dreamgirls won the most awards and Babel received the most nominations, with one winning for Best Motion Picture – Drama. The award for Best TV Series – Drama went to Grey's Anatomy.

James Blunt is at #1 on the UK album chart

Back to Bedlam was released in late 2004, initially staying in the lower parts of the UK Albums Chart. After a few months, it became much more successful, after its third single You're Beautiful was a huge hit during summer next year. This event helped the album climb up the chart, all the way up to the No. 1.

'What a Girl Wants' starts a two week run at #1 on the US chart

"What a Girl Wants" is a song by American singer Christina Aguilera, taken from her debut album Christina Aguilera. A re-recorded version was released in 1999 by RCA Records as the album's second single, following the commercial success of the album's lead single "Genie in a Bottle".

Men At Work are at #1 in the US singles chart with 'Down Under'

Down Under debuted in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 79 and it took the song a few more weeks till it reached No. 1. It managed to spend there four non-consecutive weeks, eventually selling over two million copies in the US alone. It was later ranked as No. 4 by Billboard for 1983.

Leo Sayer is at #1 on the US singles chart

"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" is a song by the British singer Leo Sayer, taken from his 1976 album Endless Flight. The song reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it his first number-one single in the United States, and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 13 song of 1977.

'Hotel California' reach #1 on the Billboard album

The album Hotel California entered US Billboard at number four, reaching number one on its fourth week. It non-consecutively topped the charts for eight weeks and was certified platinum during its release week. Billboard praised the songs on the album as - casually beautiful, quietly-intense and brilliantly original.

The American television series 'Happy Days' premieres on ABC

Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from 1974 to 1984 on ABC, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes spanning eleven seasons. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presented one of the most successful series of the 1970s, an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s Midwestern United States.

American Pie starts a four week run at #1 in the US singles chart

American Pie is a song by Don McLean, recorded and released on the album of the same name. It was produced by Ed Freeman for The Rainbow Collection. The single became a number-one hit for four weeks on US singles chart. Besides that, it also topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

The Who release their first single 'I Can’t Explain' in the UK

A release of the single I Can't Explain by the rock band The Who in the UK was about a month later after it was initially issued as a single in the US. It didn't appear on the UK singles chart for over a month where it reached its highest position at No. 8 before leaving them in May after spending 13 weeks there.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1971

Regina King

born 1984

Ben Shapiro

born 1965

James Nesbitt